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North Macedonia

Disaster Profile

Macedonia is prone to floods, forest fires, droughts, winds and storms, landslide, earthquakes and extreme temperatures such as heat waves or cold waves. Over the past several years, the frequency and intensity of floods in Macedonia has been on the rise. Macedonia is located in a high seismic activity area: the Vardar zone has the highest frequency of earthquakes and Skopje has the most mobile urban environment.

CADRI Support to Macedonia

CADRI Support to Macedonia: The capacity assessment mission in Macedonia was organised in support of the South East Europe Disaster Risk Mitigation and Adaptation Programme, for which UNDP, WMO, ISDR, and World Bank collaborated in their respective areas of comparative advantage. Similar capacity assessment missions are also conducted for Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo (as per UNSC resolution 1244), Montenegro, Serbia and Turkey. The capacity assessment complemented the needs assessment conducted in 2010 in all beneficiary countries of the Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance, a funding mechanism of the European Union.

The Capacity Assessment was conducted using the CADRI methodology according to the five Hyogo Framework Actions (HFA) priority areas, namely:

  • institutional arrangements for disaster risk reduction
  • risk identification, assessment and communication
  • knowledge, training and education; reducing underlying risk factors
  • and enhancing disaster preparedness and response capacities

The results of the DRR capacity assessment contributed to the development of national components as part of the regional capacity development component of the SEEDRMAP.